Tag Archives: interrogation

Suspected Terrorists Arrested Before Leaving US

The Justice Department has arrested two men who were planning on traveling to Somalia to join a group affiliated with Al-Qaida. The men were allegedly planning on training overseas, and then carrying out acts of terrorism. The two men were…

Former President Bush Casually Admits to Using Waterboarding

Former President Bush has casually admitted that he had one of the 9/11 suspects waterboarded and said he would do it again to save lives. The remark was surprising, given that waterboarding is generally viewed as torture, and the admission…

You Have the Right to Remain Silent?

Post by Randall Ryder Years ago, the US Supreme Court decided the Miranda case, which gave birth to the set of rights that are always provided to criminal suspects. The lines have been made famous by pop culture, including the first…

Off the hook? Former Department of Justice lawyers evade ethics review.

Two former department of justice lawyers should escape review from state bar ethics committees based on the finding of the new report that classified their actions as "poor judgment," rather than ethical misconduct. The two attorneys, Jay Bybee and John…

CIA official who said waterboarding was successful retracts his claim

A former CIA official who previously said waterboarding was an effective means of interrogation, and referred to a specific incident regarding an Al Qaeda operative, now admits he has no firsthand knowledge of the technique or its effectiveness. In 2007,…

AZ sheriff under grand jury investigation for abusing power

An Arizona sheriff is under grand jury scrutiny for allegedly abusing his power by conducting unauthorized searches, questioning county employees in their homes, and threatening county employees with investigations. The sheriff was embroiled in a controversy with county officials after…