Tag Archives: Secret Service

Post-Sandy Hook: Bulletproof Whiteboards Used By Schools For Protection By
In 2003, a 17-year-old student in a rural Minnesota community walked into his high school armed with a .22 caliber pistol and hunted down two of his classmates, killing one with a shot to the head and another with a shot to the chest. Ten...
Smoke Forces Evacuation Of White House West Wing By
Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room. President Barack Obama and his family were not affected by the incident, according to the White...
Former Syracuse Coach Sues ESPN For Defamation In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case By
In light of recent coverage involving the alleged rape of a teenaged girl by two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players and the alleged rapes of two 13-years old Torrington, Conn., girls by four high school football players, the impetus to cover the story faithfully...
The Swartz Case And The Fight Against The Monopolization Of Knowledge By
The death of Aaron Swartz has galvanized and changed the culture of the online community. Outrage about what is seen as an excessive and aggressive prosecution against the 26-year-old by the United States Department of Justice and his resulting suicide have convinced online...
The Power Of The Sex Scandal: Menendez Emerges From False Prostitution Accusations By
(MintPress) – The power of the sex scandal is proving once again to be relevant in today’s political world as Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey defends himself against allegations of engaging in prostitution during a visit to the Dominican Republic. His...
Rash Of Identity Theft Affects Millions, Including Rich And Famous By
(Mint Press) – The credit bureau Equifax has confirmed Tuesday that identity thieves have stolen credit reports from AnnualCreditReport.com. The criminals now potentially have personally-identifiable information on up to 200 million Americans. Among the individuals...
US Embassy Bombing In Turkey Lifts Lid On Leftist Militants By
When a suicide bomber blew himself up at the US Embassy here on Friday, many suspected Al Qaeda or another militant group. After all, it’s been only five months since Islamists killed a US ambassador in Benghazi, Libya. Friday’s attack killed a Turkish security guard...
Secret Service Chief To Step Down This Month By
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan announced his retirement Friday, bringing to a close a turbulent period for the law enforcement agency that included a South American prostitution scandal and a pair of White House gate-crashers. In nearly seven years as director,...
The Death Of Aaron Swartz: Why We May Never Know The Truth By
While no one will ever know for sure what motivated U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office to pursue the case against digital pioneer Aaron Swartz, recent events have led to some theories. In a recent article posted by RT.com, WikiLeaks has revealed that Swartz did contribute...
Obama To Unveil Gun Violence Measures Wednesday By
President Barack Obama’s broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter...