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  1. No Justifications, No Exceptions

    Vince Warren, for U.S. News and World Report 12/19/2014 - 12:33

    Under U.S. law, torture is a crime that can lead to life in prison – so why hasn’t it? The Senate report documents comprehensive and detailed evidence of a criminal conspiracy of U.S. government officials…

  2. To prevent torture, prosecute torture

    MSNBC By Baher Azmy12/08/2014 - 01:00

    "After all the battles over redaction in the Senate Intelligence Committee torture report, we should keep one thing in mind: this is not, primarily, a battle over information. ..." Read the full piece here.

  3. The real problem in Ferguson, New York and all of America is institutional racism

    Vincent Warren for The Guardian 12/04/2014 - 17:47

    Our political leaders should not begin to offer solutions for a problem if they won’t even name it: systemic, institutional racism exists in police forces throughout our country. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/04/problem-ferguson-new-york-america-institutional-racism

  4. U.S. justice system makes it difficult to indict a cop

    Reuters12/04/2014 - 01:00

    "A grand jury decision not to indict a New York policeman over a fatal chokehold underscores how difficult it is to charge an officer in the United States, even when the tactic appears to contradict…

  5. NO JUSTICE: Staten Island grand jury refuses to indict in Eric Garner case

    Amsterdamn News12/04/2014 - 01:00

    “'How can anyone in the community have faith in the system now?' asked Vincent Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights executive director. No charges will be brought against white officer Daniel Pantaleo, who brought Eric Garner, 43,…

  6. Poisoning Iraq

    Huffington Post By Maria LaHood and Matt Howard12/03/2014 - 01:00

    "Birth defects and cancer rates seem to have skyrocketed in Iraq in the last 15 years, and mounting evidence indicates that depleted uranium (DU) munitions could be responsible. DU is a radioactive and chemically toxic…

  7. 'The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe': Eric Garner's widow lashes out at NYPD cop who put her husban

    Daily News12/03/2014 - 01:00

    "Eric Garner's widow shouted two fiery words of rebuke when asked if she accepted words of condolence from the cop who killed her husband with a chokehold: “Hell no!” Hours after the Daily News was the…

  8. NY cop avoids choke death charge a week after Ferguson case

    Chicago Tribune12/03/2014 - 01:00

    "A white New York City police officer accused of killing a black man with a chokehold avoided indictment, raising the prospect of new protests over police use of force a week after a Missouri grand…

  9. No Indictment in N.Y. Chokehold Death

    Courthouse News12/03/2014 - 01:00

    "A grand jury voted not to bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the chokehold death of a unarmed black Staten Island man with whom he had a confrontation last…

  10. From Daniel Pantaleo To Darren Wilson, Police Are Almost Never Indicted

    Huffington Post12/03/2014 - 01:00

    "A police officer who choked an unarmed man to death on a public sidewalk will not face trial. This is the second recent high-profile case in which a grand jury declined to indict a white…