Category Archives: DOJ

YEAH! If they get to do it, we all get to do it. (It’s only a matter of time.)

No one knows what happened to NSA staffers who snooped on their lovers

We are veering toward the precipice of absolute truth.  We can live in fear, or we can accept full disclosure as our only option.  The truth will set us free.

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“In a letter sent Monday to the attorney general, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) described how he initially asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to explain what it was doing to address the 12 publicly-known instances of this inappropriate use of NSA surveillance capability. However, the DOJ has stayed mum.”


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DOJ appointee Loretta Lynch is key in Washington’s phony war on terror

“Her recent statements in a high-profile terrorism case indicates that she’s on board with some of the worst federal practices America is suffering today; no due process, and state-sanctioned torture used to obtain  bogus statements from numerous synthetic terrorists.”


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The federal government is still in the business of helping state cops be robbers

“But Jacob Sullum has a good column pointing out the limits of the new policy. Unfortunately, the exceptions are broad enough to almost swallow the rule:

In an order issued on January 16, Holder said adoption from now on will be limited to “property that directly relates to public safety concerns, including firearms, ammunition, explosives, and property associated with child pornography….”

“But cops still can do essentially the same thing if the seizure results from an investigation assisted by or coordinated with “federal authorities.”

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Obama AG nominee Loretta Lynch quietly dropped $450,000 civil forfeiture case a week before hearings

“But it was true. Hirsch and his brothers, like thousands of other Americans in the past 10 years, had been targeted by law enforcement authorities on suspicion of a crime he had never heard of. His money had been seized as part of a federally sanctioned wave of “civil asset forfeitures,” with citizens losing homes and automobiles and life savings merely because they were suspected of some crime.”


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WikiLeaks Journalists Face Serious Charges After Google Hands Over Information

“Three WikiLeaks journalists are facing charges of espionage and conspiracy after Google turned over their confidential data to the U.S. government, WikiLeaks announced on its site Monday morning.”

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Justice Dept. working to clear Darren Wilson of civil rights charges: report

The Justice Department will not bring any federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, The New York Timesreported Wednesday.

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How police spent billions seized from Americans

“In October, The Washington Post published a story that detailed how police agencies spent proceeds taken from Americans under the federal civil forfeiture laws. It was the fourth part in a series focusing on Equitable Sharing, which split funds between Justice and local and state police departments. Those departments received up to 80 percent of the money.”


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Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police

“Since 2008, thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion under a civil asset forfeiture program at the Justice Department called Equitable Sharing.”


“The Post found that local and state police routinely pulled over drivers for minor traffic infractions, pressed them to agree to warrantless searches and seized large amounts of cash without evidence of wrongdoing.”


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Ex-FBI Agent Calls Eric Holder “Coward” and “Hypocrite” in Stunning Letter

“At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.”


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