DA Finds Anaheim Officer Exempt From Murder That Led To Mass Protests

(MintPress) – After two fatal officer-involved shootings in July 2012, protests erupted in Anaheim, Calif., for about nine days, as residents and activists publicly displayed their disapproval for police actions. As Mint Press previously reported, protesters vocalized their discontent with the Anaheim police in a largely peaceful manner — dressing in white and silently carrying signs […]

(MintPress) - After two fatal officer-involved shootings in July 2012, protests erupted in Anaheim, Calif., for about nine days, as residents and activists publicly displayed their disapproval for police actions. As Mint Press previously reported, protesters vocalized their discontent with the Anaheim police in a largely peaceful manner —

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Gitmo Update: Activists Begin Solidarity Hunger Strike Demanding End To Guantanamo Prison

Update: Activists with the human rights group Witness Against Torture (WAT) began a hunger strike last week in solidarity with dozens of detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison who have gone without food for weeks to protest inhumane conditions at the detention facility. Eight of the Guantanamo hunger strikers are in grave physical condition, having lost […]

Update: Activists with the human rights group Witness Against Torture (WAT) began a hunger strike last week in solidarity with dozens of detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison who have gone without food for weeks to protest inhumane conditions at the detention facility. Eight of the Guantanamo hunger strikers are in grave physical condition, having

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New York College Spends Millions Lobbying Lawmakers For Tuition Hikes

(MintPress) – The biggest expense at the University of Stony Brook in Long Island, N.Y. was not related to its students education but its lobbying efforts. The recent release of public reports found that the school spent tens of thousands of dollars for its own team of lobbyists to confront state lawmakers about letting the university […]

(MintPress) - The biggest expense at the University of Stony Brook in Long Island, N.Y. was not related to its students education but its lobbying efforts. The recent release of public reports found that the school spent tens of thousands of dollars for its own team of lobbyists to confront state lawmakers about letting the university raise

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Feds Investigate Microsoft Over Foreign Bribery Claims — Corruption Cases On The Rise

(Mint Press) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the United States Department of Justice have opened preliminary investigations in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) into allegation of bribery to overseas government officials in exchange for business favors. Microsoft’s practices in China, Italy and Romania are being considered for potential violations of the 1977 Foreign […]

(Mint Press) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the United States Department of Justice have opened preliminary investigations in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) into allegation of bribery to overseas government officials in exchange for business favors. Microsoft’s practices in China, Italy and Romania are being considered for

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US Remains Silent As Saudi Government Prosecutes Prominent Human Rights Activists

NAMIBIA – (MintPress) – The harsh sentencing of two prominent human rights activists in Saudi Arabia earlier this month landed between visits from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, both of whom unsurprisingly failed to advocate for the release of the activists or criticize the kingdom for its lack […]

NAMIBIA - (MintPress) - The harsh sentencing of two prominent human rights activists in Saudi Arabia earlier this month landed between visits from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, both of whom unsurprisingly failed to advocate for the release of the activists or criticize the kingdom for its lack of

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NYPD Spent 1 Million Hours On Marijuana Arrests From 2002 To 2012

(MintPress) – A report released on Tuesday found that officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) spent about 1 million hours making 440,000 arrests for low-level marijuana possession charges between 2002 and 2012. Prepared by members of the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, the report says time spent on marijuana arrests is […]

(MintPress) - A report released on Tuesday found that officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) spent about 1 million hours making 440,000 arrests for low-level marijuana possession charges between 2002 and 2012. Prepared by members of the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, the report says time spent on

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