The scandal that will get no mainstream attention (other than this Will Op-Ed): the massive voting irregularities in Missouri in Nov. 2000. We expect no outrage from Mary Frances Berry and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The WaPo Editorial Page heeds the NY Times call for Campaign Finance Reform in the shadow of Enron.
From the Good Grief file:
Sayeth the Philanthropic Philanderer:
“The government was neutralized because they were in collusion with Enron and could not protect the interest of the workers.”
He is also requesting a meeting with Ken Lay and President Bush. What Jesse is probably most upset about is that his group did not get to shake down Enron for various civil rights violations before it collapsed.
I have not seen this covered any where else, but along with the fruity former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, one of the point men in the legal maneuvering regarding the Cuban detainees is Stephen Yagman. Among Mr. Yagman’s other accomplishments are:
– Filing a lawsuit against the LAPD, claiming an armed bank robber was allowed to’ bleed to death.’ You remember this one. This is the one that looked like scenes from Heat.
– He also was involved in flaming racial tensions in a police brutality case that was also very high-profile. This was the one, if you remember, in which all of the aliens jumped from a car and fled. Some were apprehended and beaten, although I do not recall what the outcome was.
– He has been involved in the prosecution of a federal sniper from the infamous Ruby Ridge episode.
– Also noted here in a column by Jack Dunphy in NRO.
– He is also very involved with the RICO charges brought against LAPD.
– His website is http://yagmanlaw.net
Come to your own conclusions about this guy. I think he is just out to be his normal obnoxious self and is just trying to get his name in the headlines again. But then again, if hating lawyers was a crime, a lot of us would be behind bars (except we love one lawyer).
My former Regimental Commander, A. James Bacevich, who was my leader when I was in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, discusses the Philippines.
This is delightful news. Hopefully the Israeli military is already moving to destroy every member of the Hamas movement, and will be able to without tut-tutting from arab apologists. This is war now, and the irrelevant pig and terrorist head of a non-existent state Arafat should now have a bulls-eye painted between his lyin’ eyes.
Shackled, hooded, sedated. Taken to a remote corner of the world where they may be executed, where the laws of human rights are suspended. Shackled, hooded, and threatened with death by “courts” that would give no leeway to defense or innocence. In fact, it sounds like Beirut in the 1980s.
I’ve written this story before. Last time, I remember writing about the threats to my kidnapped journalist friend Terry Anderson of the Associated Press, tied up, hooded, always threatened by his captors in Lebanon.
That was between 1986 and 1991 and Terry – let us remember this distinction – was no man of violence. He was a journalist, a comrade, and a friend. But he was most cruelly treated, allowed no contacts with his family, held in cold confinement, threatened with death every bit as absolute as the American military courts that know they hold the fate of Al-Qaeda’s men in their hands.