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Jul 12, 2016 The Near Certainty of Anti-Police Violence: By ignoring illegitimate policing, America has also failed to address the danger this illegitimacy poses to those who must do the policing.

QUOTE: 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson murdered five police officers in Dallas. This abhorrent act of political extremism cannot be divorced from American history—recent or old. In black communities, the police departments have only enjoyed a kind of quasi-legitimacy. That is because wanton discrimination is definitional to the black experience, and very often it is law enforcement which implements that discrimination with violence. A community consistently subjected to violent discrimination under the law will lose respect for it, and act beyond it.

Atlantic Online, The (Atlantic Monthly)
Feb 28, 2015 Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov

QUOTE: About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin... he wanted to publish the research in a pamphlet to be called “Putin and the War,” about President Vladimir V. Putin and Russian involvement in the Ukraine conflict

New York Times
Jan 13, 2015 Charlie Hebdo explains its next cover: Muhammad with 'I am Charlie' sign

QUOTE: The cover of Charlie Hebdo’s next issue, due out Wednesday, will have a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad crying and holding an “I am Charlie” sign....The three Islamist gunmen — brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who attacked Charlie Hebdo, and Amedy Coulibaly, who is believed to have killed the policewoman Thursday and the four hostages at the kosher grocery — were killed in nearly simultaneous police raids Friday.

Los Angeles Times
Jan 20, 2014 Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime

QUOTE: The bodies in the photos showed signs of starvation, brutal beatings, strangulation, and other forms of torture and killing....A complex numbering system was also used to catalog the corpses, with only the relevant intelligence service knowing the identities of the corpses. It was an effort, the report says, to keep track of which security service was responsible for the death, and then later to provide false documentation that the person had died in a hospital.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 31, 2013 White House Closes Inquiry Into Afghan Massacre – and Will Release No Details

QUOTE: Soon after taking office, President Obama pledged to open a new inquiry into the deaths of perhaps thousands of Taliban prisoners of war at the hands of U.S.-allied Afghan fighters in late 2001. Last month, the White House told ProPublica it was still “looking into” the apparent massacre. Now it says it has concluded its investigation – but won’t make it public.

ProPublica
Jul 13, 2013 Law and Justice and George Zimmerman: The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we li

QUOTE: what the acquittal of George Zimmerman means -- to the nation, to its rule of law, to its politics, to its racial divide, to its deadly obsession with guns, to Florida's ALEC-infused justice system, and to probably 100 other things....To me, on its most basic level, the startling Zimmerman verdict -- and the case and trial that preceded it -- is above all a blunt reminder of the limitations of our justice system. Criminal trials are not searches for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. They never have been. Our rules of evidence and the Bill of Rights preclude it. Our trials are instead tests of only that limited evidence a judge declares fit to be shared with jurors, who in turn are then admonished daily, hourly even, not to look beyond the corners of what they've seen or heard in court.

Atlantic Online, The (Atlantic Monthly)
Feb 04, 2013 Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

QUOTE: A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens

NBC News
Nov 15, 2012 Police Killing in Kenya Deepens Aura of Menace

QUOTE: a spectacularly dysfunctional national police force. “On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give our police a 2,” said Macharia Njeru, the chairman of Kenya’s new police oversight board, citing corruption allegations, human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, failed inquiries and lost public trust.

New York Times
Oct 23, 2012 Italian scientists resign over L'Aquila quake verdicts

QUOTE: Earthquake experts worldwide expressed shock at the manslaughter convictions of six Italian scientists who failed to predict the deadly L'Aquila quake, warning that the decision could severely harm future research. Two scientists resigned their posts with the government's disaster preparedness agency Tuesday after a court in L'Aquila sentenced six scientists and a government official to six years in prison.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 11, 2012 Girl's courage, Taliban's cowardice

QUOTE: It was all about [the Taliban--Ed.] imposing their will, their version of Islamic law, and subjugating the entire population, but women in particular. The Taliban reportedly had destroyed more than 200 schools and ordered all girls' schools shut down when Malala slowly emerged from obscurity. In 2009, she started writing a blog for the BBC under a pseudonym, talking about her dreams for the future and how the Taliban were pushing those aspirations further and further out of reach.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Sep 09, 2012 Fighting for Bangladesh Labor, and Ending Up in Pauper’s Grave

QUOTE: For years, mutual suspicion has defined the relationship between the labor federation and the Bangladeshi establishment. Citing labor abuses, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. is currently petitioning Washington to overturn trade preferences for Bangladesh, infuriating Bangladeshi leaders and casting suspicions on the domestic labor groups nurtured by the federation, including those where Mr. Islam worked.

New York Times
Mar 26, 2012 Trayvon's killing and Florida's tragic past

QUOTE: No matter the state, the circumstances are eerily familiar: a slaying. Minimal police investigation. A suspect known to authorities. No arrest. Protests and outrage in a racially charged atmosphere. Florida is known for its amusement parks, beaches and pensioners from the North. But history bears out that Florida has been as much a part of the South and its vigilante-enforced racial caste system as Georgia and Alabama.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Mar 20, 2012 Florida shooting renews debate over 'stand your ground' laws

QUOTE: Florida's 2005 "stand-your-ground" law...allows people to use deadly force away from their homes -- where such force has long been allowed -- if they have reasonable fear an assailant could seriously harm them or someone else. It also eliminated a longstanding "duty to retreat" in the face of imminent harm...

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 25, 2012 No jail for marine? Haditha massacre verdict stuns Iraqis.

QUOTE: Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich will receive only a demotion to the rank of private for involvement in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha.

Christian Science Monitor
Nov 25, 2011 The Prosecution’s Case Against DNA

QUOTE: Garrett pointed out another, striking detail in the false confessions: in 38 of 40 false confessions, the authorities said defendants provided details that could be known only by the actual criminal or the investigators, thus corroborating their own admissions of guilt by revealing secret information about the crime that could only have been provided by them. The issues raised by DNA exonerations have led to an overhaul of the criminal-justice system. Some states now require that evidence be preserved; others require mandatory videotaping of interrogations.

New York Times
Oct 25, 2011 Death of U.S. teenager in drone strike stokes debate

QUOTE: 'Proportionality' is at the heart of the argument....is it acceptable in law to carry out an attack against an identified terrorist suspect where others in his immediate vicinity - whose identities are unknown - are likely to be killed or injured?...

CNN (Cable News Network)
Sep 30, 2011 U.S. drone killing of American al-Awlaki prompts legal, moral debate

QUOTE: The U.S. drone killing of American-born and -raised Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a major figure in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has re-energized a national debate over the legal and moral quandaries of a government deliberately killing a citizen.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Aug 19, 2011 Deal Frees ‘West Memphis Three’ in Arkansas

QUOTE: While many were convinced of the guilt of Mr. Echols, the alleged ringleader, others were immediately skeptical, believing he was singled out for being an outsider in a small town.

New York Times
Aug 05, 2011 Officers Guilty of Shooting Six in New Orleans

QUOTE: In a verdict that brought a decisive close to a case that has haunted this city since most of it lay underwater nearly six years ago, five current and former New Orleans police officers were found guilty on all counts by a federal jury on Friday for shooting six citizens, two of whom died, and orchestrating a wide-ranging cover-up in the hours, weeks and years that followed.

New York Times
Jul 04, 2011 Pakistan’s Spies Tied to Slaying of a Journalist

QUOTE: Obama administration officials believe that Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ordered the killing of a Pakistani journalist who had written scathing reports about the infiltration of militants in the country’s military, according to American officials.

New York Times
Jul 02, 2011 Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back

QUOTE: law passed by Congress after the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech that was actually meant to make it harder for people with mental illness to get guns. As a condition of its support for the measure, the National Rifle Association extracted a concession: the inclusion of a mechanism for restoring firearms rights to those who lost them for mental health reasons.

New York Times
Jun 30, 2011 U.S. Widens Inquiries Into 2 Jail Deaths

QUOTE: The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was opening a full criminal investigation into the deaths of two terrorism suspects in C.I.A. custody overseas, but it was closing inquiries into the treatment of nearly 100 other detainees over the last decade.

New York Times
Jun 18, 2011 Is Omar Hassan al-Bashir Up to Genocide Again?

QUOTE: As is the case in most violent conflicts across the globe, civilians (men, women, children babies, elderly) suffer most grievously. This is particularly true in Sudan because of Bashir’s propensity for targeting an entire population of a region and not just those engaged in fighting his troops.

New York Times
Jun 16, 2011 A Schizophrenic, a Slain Worker, Troubling Questions

QUOTE: Massachusetts, which compared with other states faces a relatively modest budget shortfall of $1.5 billion, is hardly alone in cutting money for mental health care. State mental health departments, serving vulnerable populations with little political clout, almost always get disproportionately squeezed during tough times. During the current fiscal crisis, many states have sharply reduced both inpatient and community-based mental health care.

New York Times
May 21, 2011 Was It Something I Wrote?

QUOTE: In Russia today, journalists are murdered like Anna Politkovskaya, beaten like Oleg Kashin and intimidated like me... The real problem is that journalists are ignored.

New York Times
May 19, 2011 British Police Warn Rwandan Dissidents of Threat

QUOTE: Human rights groups have increasingly criticized the Rwandan government as being repressive and intolerant of any dissent... Critics of the Rwandan government have been killed or have simply vanished.

New York Times
May 10, 2011 Killings and Rumors Unsettle a Libyan City

QUOTE: The killings, still unsolved, appeared to be rooted in revenge, the families said, and have raised the specter of a death squad stalking former Qaddafi officials in Benghazi, the opposition stronghold....potentially undermining hopes for a peaceful transition if Colonel Qaddafi surrenders power.

New York Times
May 05, 2011 Alleged rape, killing of gay rights campaigner sparks call for action

QUOTE: A 24-year-old who was stabbed to death in South Africa is the victim of "corrective rape," gay rights activists said Thursday, a crime where men attack lesbians in an attempt to reverse their sexual orientation.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan gay rights activist bludgeoned to death

QUOTE: It was unclear whether Kato's killing was linked to his gay rights activism or a front-page story in a Ugandan tabloid that reignited anti-gay sentiments late last year.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death

QUOTE: Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, which is considered one of the more Westernized nations in Africa, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.

New York Times
Jan 13, 2011 For Hezbollah, Claiming Victory Could Be Costly

QUOTE: Hezbollah and its allies acted on longstanding threats Wednesday to bring down Lebanon’s national unity government in a dispute over a United Nations-backed tribunal, which is expected to indict Hezbollah members in the assassination of a former prime minister, Rafik Hariri.

New York Times
Jun 15, 2010 Cameron Calls N. Ireland Killings ‘Unjustified’

QUOTE: Prime Minister David Cameron offered an extraordinary apology on Tuesday for the 1972 killings of 14 unarmed demonstrators by British soldiers in Northern Ireland, saying that a long-awaited judicial inquiry had left no doubt that the “Bloody Sunday” shootings were “both unjustified and unjustifiable.”

New York Times
Jun 15, 2010 Evidence of Plans for Kyrgyz Violence

QUOTE: Violence ebbed on Tuesday and people began emerging from their barricaded homes in Kyrgyzstan’s ethnically torn south, as evidence mounted that days of brutal bloodletting had been deliberately organized to ignite long-running tensions between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks.

New York Times
Jun 03, 2010 Russia Turns a Deaf Ear as Killing Cries for Justice

QUOTE: Magomed Yevloyev was openly feuding with the region’s leader, Murat M. Zyazikov, when the two men happened to board the same flight from Moscow. Barely half an hour after the police escorted Mr. Yevloyev, 36, off the plane, he was dropped off at a hospital with an execution-style wound....Almost two years later, the case serves as a lesson in how the legal process can be strangled.

New York Times
May 22, 2010 Escape Attempt Led to Killings of Unarmed Inmates

QUOTE: Haitian officials here say they did not use lethal force but rather found lifeless bodies when they entered the prison....But an investigation by The New York Times casts doubt on the official version of events...

New York Times
May 13, 2010 Online Talk, Suicides and a Thorny Court Case

QUOTE: The case, chilling and ghoulish, raises thorny issues in the Internet age, both legal and otherwise. For instance, many states have laws barring assisting suicide, but rarely have cases involved people not in the same room (much less the same country) or the sharing of only words (not guns or pills).

New York Times
Apr 25, 2010 Indian Justice Inches Closer to Chapters of Violence

QUOTE: These two spasms of horrific sectarian bloodletting have stood as direct challenges to India’s status as a democratic, secular state governed by the rule of law. In both instances, senior officials of the party in power were accused of looking the other way or, in some cases, even orchestrating the bloodshed. In both cases, a mere handful of the killers were ever convicted. In both cases, the political fortunes of politicians accused of fomenting the violence flourished in the aftermath.

New York Times
Apr 01, 2010 Serbia’s Honest Apology

QUOTE: The resolution, therefore, is a political landmark. And even if it fails to mention “genocide,” it makes it still harder to insist that the massacre never happened or that the number of victims has been grossly inflated. Yet the Serbian government finds itself caught in a position of being damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

New York Times
Feb 28, 2010 Civil rights-era killings yield secrets to FBI probe

QUOTE: Three years after the FBI pledged to investigate more than 100 unsolved civil rights killings, the agency is ready to close all but a handful. Investigators say they have solved most of the mysteries behind the cases, but few will result in indictments, given the passage of decades, the deaths of prime suspects and the challenge of gathering evidence.

Washington Post
Oct 16, 2009 C.I.A. Is Still Cagey About Oswald Mystery

QUOTE: For six years, the agency [the C.I.A] has fought in federal court to keep secret hundreds of documents from 1963, when an anti-Castro Cuban group it paid clashed publicly with the soon-to-be assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

New York Times
Sep 03, 2009 Korea Investigates Atrocities in Race Against Time

QUOTE: It is a race against time. The investigators, from the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, are tapping into the memories of a dwindling number of survivors as they pursue their mission of examining some of modern Korea’s most traumatic moments. They also face the possibility that their mandate, which expires next year, could be ended or drastically curtailed under the conservative government of President Lee Myung-bak.

New York Times
Sep 01, 2009 Post-Katrina 'vigilante' violence: rumor or fact? The US Attorney's Office and the FBI are looking into allegations of roaming 'people hunters' targeting blacks in the floods and chaos...

QUOTE: What actually happened [in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina] and who is culpable in these incidents is now the focus of probes by the US Attorney's Office and the FBI.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 27, 2009 Mayhem Crosses the Border With Informers: U.S. Agents Recruiting Mexican Drug Figures

QUOTE: in order to fight the drug traffickers, federal anti-narcotics agents have brought Mexican cartel members north of the border, to use them to gather intelligence and build cases. That has also led to friction between U.S. law enforcement agencies.

Washington Post
Jul 20, 2009 In Guatemala, Chasing Away the Ghost of Alvarado

QUOTE: the nation has begun to confront the benighted lawlessness that plagues not only Guatemala but most of the rest of Central America too.

Time Magazine
Jul 16, 2009 Chechen Rights Activist Is Slain: U.S. Urges Russia to Bring Estemirova's Killers to Justice

QUOTE: Chechnya's most outspoken human rights activist was found shot to death hours after being kidnapped Wednesday, provoking international outrage and calls for renewed scrutiny of Russia's violent policies in the Caucasus.

Washington Post
Jul 16, 2009 The law changes. Will attitudes? Honour killings in Syria

QUOTE: It is still common, in Syria and throughout the Middle East, for men to murder female relatives deemed to have besmirched the family’s moral standing

Economist
May 13, 2009 Counseling Was Ordered for Soldier in Iraq Shooting

QUOTE: When the officer ordered Sergeant Russell to undergo counseling and relinquish his weapon — a major rebuke in the military — he became nervous that the Army was “setting him” up to be discharged, Mr. Russell said.

New York Times
Jan 26, 2009 High school football coach charged in player's death

QUOTE: A popular Kentucky high school football coach was arraigned Monday on a reckless homicide charge in the heat-exhaustion-related death of one of his players...."If he denied him access to water, that's really, really serious," said CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 21, 2009 Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine

QUOTE: after Kara’s death last March, the Marathon County state attorney, Jill Falstad, brought charges of reckless endangerment against her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann. Despite the Neumanns’ claim that the charges violated their constitutional right to religious freedom, Judge Vincent Howard of Marathon County Circuit Court ordered Ms. Neumann to stand trial...

New York Times
Jan 19, 2009 Player’s Death Revives Debate on Fighting in Hockey

QUOTE: Although common in professional hockey — the N.H.L. metes out five-minute major penalties to players who throw punches and an extra two-minute penalty for instigating a fight — fighting occurs much less frequently in international and amateur play. Fighting is also uncommon during the Stanley Cup playoffs, when the stakes are too high to squander a roster spot on a player whose main role is to fight.

New York Times

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