Chelsea Manning Sentenced to Solitary Confinement for Suicide Attempt


Adding to the long list of mistreatments she has had to endure, the U.S. Army whistleblower now faces a punishment the U.N. recognizes as torture.

Source: Chelsea Manning Sentenced to Solitary Confinement for Suicide Attempt

Before Forfeiture Is Finalized, Sheriff Racks Up 54k Miles On Seized Vehicle, Sells It To Private Buyer | Techdirt


Documents provided by Outside Legal Counsel show the department seized the Ostipow’s 1965 Chevy Nova SS on April 24, 2008, when the vehicle’s mileage was 73,865. [Sheriff William L.] Federspiel, who signed the vehicle title transfer form, sold the partially restored muscle car over a year later on June 4, 2009, for $1,500.The vehicle’s title certificate filled out by Federspiel around the time it was sold says the mileage was 130,000 — 54,000 miles more than when the department seized the car.

Source: Before Forfeiture Is Finalized, Sheriff Racks Up 54k Miles On Seized Vehicle, Sells It To Private Buyer | Techdirt

John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China


The news comes just a week after Boehner joined the board of tobacco giant Reynolds American for an estimated $400,000 a year.

Source: John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China

Will The Washington Post Give Back Its Pulitzer And Stand Trial With Snowden? | Techdirt

In response to the campaign to pardon Snowden, the Washington Post has come out with a tone deaf editorial against pardoning Snowden, calling for him to be prosecuted, and insisting that Snowden caused real harm with the revelations. Here’s the really incredible part. The Post focuses its complaint on the revelation of the PRISM program — and that is the story that the Post broke. Glenn Greenwald and the Guardian had the first story, about the Section 215 mass phone records surveillance program. But it was the Post that had the first story about PRISM. And yet, the Washington Post now says that while revealing the 215 program may have been a public service, revealing PRISM was a crime.

Except it wasn’t Ed Snowden who publicly revealed information about PRISM. It was the Washington Post. And it won a freaking Pulitzer Prize for that reporting as well. And now it says that the revelation of that program should never have happened?

Source: Will The Washington Post Give Back Its Pulitzer And Stand Trial With Snowden? | Techdirt

After key donations, GOP tried to keep poisoned kids from suing lead makers | Ars Technica


Leaked documents reveal how $750,000 in donations led to laws in Wisconsin.

Source: After key donations, GOP tried to keep poisoned kids from suing lead makers | Ars Technica

NYPD can’t count cash they’ve seized because it would crash computers | Ars Technica


Despite multimillion dollar evidence system, NYPD have no idea how much cash they seize.

Source: NYPD can’t count cash they’ve seized because it would crash computers | Ars Technica

Benjamin Netanyahu Added 100,000 Settlers. Now the U.S. Rewards Him With Largest Aid Package Ever.


Formal memorandum of understanding increases the annual military aid package to Israel, rewarding it with a record $38 billion over 10 years.

Source: Benjamin Netanyahu Added 100,000 Settlers. Now the U.S. Rewards Him With Largest Aid Package Ever.

Rio’s Far-Right Candidate in Photos With Accused Police Pedophile, Threatens to Sue Anyone Sharing Them


The scion of a proto-fascist family, running for mayor of Rio de Janeiro, records a bizarre, unhinged, and threatening video.

Source: Rio’s Far-Right Candidate in Photos With Accused Police Pedophile, Threatens to Sue Anyone Sharing Them

Prenda’s Paul Hansmeier Loses His Law License; Won’t Be Filing Bogus ADA Lawsuits For Now | Techdirt

Prenda Law’s Paul Hansmeier, infamous for constantly scheming about ways to use the judicial process to shakedown people for money, and pompously overstating his own position (e.g., “welcome to the big leagues”) has now lost his license to practice law.

Source: Prenda’s Paul Hansmeier Loses His Law License; Won’t Be Filing Bogus ADA Lawsuits For Now | Techdirt

Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored


Those who want Silicon Valley tech giants to be arbiters of political speech are playing with fire.

Source: Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored