Law Enforcement “Bill of Rights” Adds Bricks to Blue Wall of Silence

The Law Enforcement “Bill of Rights” operates, in many cases, in opposition to the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, by sharply limiting accountability and transparency when it comes to police brutality and other misconduct.

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LOS ANGELES -- Most of us living in the United States were familiar with the Bill of Rights - the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution - by the time we left high school. Those rights -- such as freedom of speech, religion, the press, and to assemble -- are guarantees granted to each and every individual within the U.S. Unfortunately most of

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EU Votes To Lift Immunity For French Far-Right Firebrand Marine Le Pen

The lifting of Le Pen’s immunity does not relate to another corruption case centered on her aide at the European Parliament, who is suspected of being paid from EU money while working on her party’s behalf.

Marine Le Pen, the French far-right presidential candidate adjuts her hair as she attends a debate in Paris. The European Parliament has voted Thursday March 2, 2017 to lift Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. (AP/Francois Mori)

PARIS (REPORT) — The European Parliament voted Thursday to lift the immunity from prosecution for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome images of Islamic State violence, a crime that carries up to three years in prison in France. The legislature voted by a broad majority in Brussels to clear the way for the possible

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US Court Of Appeals To Hear Arguments In Bush War Crimes Case

The case was brought against Bush by Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi woman who charges Bush and high-ranking officials in his administration with breaking international and US law by planning and executing the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.

George W. Bush

For centuries, the US has committed war crimes around the world and rarely suffered negative consequences as a result. Some of the US most notable war criminals, such as Henry Kissinger and Barack Obama, have received numerous accolades, including the Nobel Peace Prize, despite their dark legacies. However, things may soon change as former

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UPDATE: Federal Judge Grants Immunity To Texas Cop In ‘Accidental’ Shooting Death Of Larry Jackson

“This is a legal technicality that will allow a killer to walk free … It is one of the most horrendous moments in the history of civil rights in this country.”

Larry Jackson Jr (left) was caught and shot by Charles Kleinert (right) after seeing him flee a bank. Photograph: Family photo; booking photo

Update October 30, 2015: Yesterday, a federal judge granted a form of prosecutorial immunity to Charles Kleinert, the police detective that shot and killed Larry Jackson, Jr, an unarmed black man, in Austin, Texas in 2013. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that because Kleinert was acting within his duties as a member of a FBI joint

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Minnesota Moves To Erase Lawmaker Immunity

The immunity provision in the state constitution dates back to 1858 when the state’s founding fathers wanted to protect legislators from being arrested and kept from voting on important measures.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has passed a bill that erases any immunity for state lawmakers facing felony or misdemeanor charges, including drunken driving. Some students at Concordia University made it their mission to have the archaic law granting immunity revised. But some state lawmakers questioned whether it was really necessary

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Edward Snowden And The Right To Travel

Supporters are pushing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to revalidate Snowden’s right to travel, but the NSA whistleblower is probably going to stay stuck in Russia for some time.

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On June 23, 2013, Edward Snowden boarded a plane from Hong Kong -- where he had fled from his home and life in Hawaii -- to Moscow. Moscow was not his intended destination, but rather a stop in transit to another country -- maybe Iceland, maybe Ecuador -- where Snowden planned on seeking political refuge. U.S. officials were disappointed when Hong

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