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Justice in Tulsa?

District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler earlier this week told the World he doesn’t know what more the family could have done to avoid the tragedy.

Prosecutors had attempted to keep 61-year-old Majors in jail as he awaited trial on a host of charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and protective order violation. Those charges stem from a September 2015 case in which Majors is accused of running down Haifa Jabara — Khalid Jabara’s mother — with his car on a neighborhood street.

Despite prosecutors calling him a “substantial risk to the public,” and a protective order remaining in place against him, Majors was released on bond after eight months in jail. When he was released in May, he returned home next door to the Jabara family.

JOURNALISM’S REAL HEROS AREN’T DRAWING OFFENSIVE CARTOONS

Two reminders: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the body of Anabel Flores Salazar, a crime reporter for the El Sol de Orizaba newspaper, was found on the Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca road in Puebla state on 9 Feb 16, a day after the 32-year-old mother was abducted from her home in neighbouring Veracruz state. […]

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims, Attorney Michael Malowney

Electronic Frontier Foundation Disappointed as Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) Passes Senate

By Mark Jaycox CISA passed the Senate today in a 74-21 vote. The bill is fundamentally flawed due to its broad immunity clauses, vague definitions, and aggressive spying authorities. The bill now moves to a conference committee despite its inability to address problems that caused recent highly publicized computer data breaches, like unencrypted files, poor […]

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

(Sec. 3) Requires the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and promulgate procedures to promote: (1) the timely sharing of classified and declassified cyber threat indicators in possession of the federal government with private entities, non-federal government […]

Role of A&E Television Network’s Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy

When television networks undertake production with some mixing and matching of the skills of documentarians, investigative journalists and tabloid publishers, in an untimely film about the ongoing struggles in the lives of real people, there’s a problem. Robin D. Barnes

NPR’s Recent Report on FBI-DOJ’s Fake News Story Missed a Few Details

the real issue for democracy has nothing to do with a standard sting used to save lives and maintain order and stability, but rather the extent to which the DOJ/ F.B.I.’s use of such techniques was in this and ALL OTHER CASES subject to close judicial oversight, by independent judges prior to execution. The 4th Amendment guarantees the individual protection from unreasonable searches and seizures as well as rights against self-incrimination. The installation of malware on a citizen’s private computer without the requisite oversight is surely unacceptable.