Is it legal for the U.S. government to torture prisoners?

December 15, 2014 Site Staff 0

With the recent report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on CIA detention practices, many have questioned the legality of the “gruesome” discoveries. These included, among other things, mock drownings, medical rapes, slamming heads against walls, forcing prisoners to stand on broken bones, placing living prisoners in coffins, threatening murder and rape of detainees’ family members, and sadistic games of Russian Roulette.

Intelligence bill bolsters warrantless spying on U.S. citizens

December 11, 2014 Site Staff 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- With virtually no warning or debate, the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2015 (H.R. 4681) was rushed to the House floor and passed, containing a dangerous section which for the first time, statutorily authorizes spying on U.S. citizens without legal process.