CIA headquarters failed to provide effective guidance or legal advice on who could be detained and how they had to be treated. Almost a quarter of detainees failed to meet the legal standard for detention provided by the Bush administration.
The manner in which coercive interrogation techniques were implemented often differed sharply from Justice Department guidelines, and in some cases other interrogation techniques were used without any approval at all. The study found that inexperienced personnel were allowed to play key roles at black sites, including some individuals with significant red flags in their backgrounds.
Contractors initially developed and operated the program and later ran almost all aspects of it.
And finally, the detention and interrogation of CIA detainees was far more brutal than has been previously described, not just to the public but to Congress, the White House and the Department of Justice.
DETROIT (WWJ) - There’s a major power outage affecting multiple buildings downtown, including the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, public schools, the City-County building and Joe Louis Arena.
According to sources, the downtown electrical grid failed at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Streets lights are out, as well as power to some buildings on the campus Wayne State University.
With several schools without power, officials with the Detroit Public Schools said students would be released at their half-day dismissal time throughout the entire district. Parents of kids who don’t take the bus were asked to pick up their children.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Detroit firehouses are also without power.
“It’s a pretty wild scene,” reported WWJ’s Vickie Thomas. “We heard sirens and two fire rigs pulled up here to the City-County building, and I asked the firefighters — they jumped out with all sorts of tools and whatnot —if they were trying to rescue people from the elevators; and that’s exactly what they are doing.”
WWJ’s Marie Osborne, who had been covering a case in Detroit’s Third Circuit Court, evacuated the building along with hundreds of others, walking down eight flights of stairs.
“This is an 11-story building, so there were people up on the upper floors. I also heard through one of the deputy’s intercom systems that there were people on the upper floors that were in wheelchairs and had canes and walkers — so you can imagine this evacuation took quite awhile.”
The Detroit People Mover temporarily suspended service due to the outage, and the Detroit Historical Museum and Detroit Institute of Arts will be closed for the rest of the day.
At WSU, University Police Chief Tony Holt said his officers are out in force.
“It’s not so much in terms of safety…In terms of the lighting, the heating and so forth — we have made sure that no one’s stuck in elevators,” Holt said. “We have officers really visible on campus.” Some WSU buildings to have power, he said.
Downtown Detroit to New Center, where Wayne State campus is located, is a huge area.
According to Detroit Free Press, all fire stations are down.
Maybe this is a heist of the MGM Grand, Motor City and Greektown casinos?
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A crowd of about 80 protesters was surrounded by LAPD officers after about an hour-long march through downtown Los Angeles Friday night.
People gathered at Grand Park at 3 p.m. to begin a march to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
The crowd began marching westbound on Beverly, then turned north on Alvarado before being surrounded by LAPD officers wearing riot gear.
Some protesters had been walking and riding bicycles in the street. They were ordered to remain on sidewalks.
How much force will we allow as the people in charge of our police forces?
Not This Much.
When will we insist the seizure of cameras and deletion of footage be halted? How about this-We specifically criminalize the act of law enforcement deleting footage against a persons will.
Denver cops were caught on camera repeatedly punching a man in the face, causing his head to bounce off the pavement, before tripping his pregnant wife who was pleading with them to stop, causing her to flat on her face.
But then they realized another man had been recording them.
One cop can be heard saying “camera” before storming up to Levi Frasier, snatching his tablet against his objections, deleting footage and handing it back, confident they had destroyed the evidence.
But Frasier had his tablet synched to a storage cloud where the video file ended up before it was deleted, which is how he was able to provide Fox31 with the footage.
Video Emerges of Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Arresting Man for Recording as Grand Jury Decision Nears
But a video emerged Friday showing Wilson arresting a man for recording him, telling him, “If you wanna take a picture of me one more time, I’m gonna lock your ass up.”
The man holding the camera, Mike Arman told Wilson he was recording, not taking photos, which, of course, got him locked up anyway after he insisted on asking for Wilson’s name. He was charged with failure to comply and for pit bull violations, charges that were all dropped, according to the Guardian, which stated that the incident took place in 2013.
“Do I not have the right to record,” Arman asks.
“No, you don’t,” Wilson responds.
The fateful incident started with a dispatcher’s report of a “stealing in progress” at a market in Ferguson, according to the report. The dispatcher said the suspect — a black male in a white T-shirt — had stolen a box of cigars and was with another man.
A lawyer for Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, has said that the two were at the market that day.
At noon, Wilson radioed that he had just completed a separate incident involving a sick baby, and asked officers in the market incident if they needed help, according to the report.
Two minutes later, at 12:02 p.m., Wilson asked for “another car” and said he was “on Canfield with two,” according to the report, referring to a street near where the fatal encounter occurred.
Here’s the real deal: Lava crossing Apa’a Street on the outskirts of Pahoa on the Island of Hawaii early Saturday morning:
The peeping you hear is not birds, but coqui frogs, an invasive species that has become endemic to East Hawaii in the past decade. This doesn’t do justice to how loud the little buggers are.
Here’s another view from later in the morning after sunrise. Note the utility pole in the background. Hawaii Electric has surrounded some poles with heat-resistant materials.
The lava is continuing to advance at 10-15 yards an hour.
After a period of inactivity the June 27th flow from the Pu’u O’o crater of Kilauea has resumed a rapid flow, covering about 300 yards in the past day and a half. It’s now less than 150 yards from Apa’a Street, and advancing at about 10 yards per hour. It’s expected to cut the street near the Pahoa Solid Waste Transfer Station within the next day.
The transfer station will be closed shortly. At the current rate of advance, the flow will cut Pahoa Village Road within a week, and then the Highway 130 bypass a few days after that, severing the link between Lower Puna and the rest of Hawaii Island. The two main alternate routes, the reconstructed Railroad Avenue and Government Beach Road will buy residents several weeks more, but they are also in the flow path. If the flow were to continue all the way to the sea, the only way out of Lower Puna would be along Chain of Craters Road and through Volcanoes National Park, turning the 20 minute trip to Hilo into 2 hours and 60+ miles of narrow, winding roads never built to withstand that volume of traffic. Since Pahoa is mostly a tourist town and lower Puna is very rural, many residents of the area work in the Hilo area. Commute traffic on Highway 130 is already pretty bad; if it’s cut those people will be pretty thoroughly screwed.
Maps and photos at Hawaii247.com
Related & a little scary by way of further police misconduct
A conservative website that has taken an extremely pro-cop stance on the Ferguson police shooting of Mike Brown apparently led to Charlie Grapski’s probation officer to revoke his right to leave the state, ultimately leading to police hospitalizing him against his will on Wednesday.
The conversation on The Conservative Treehouse began with forum members discussing ways to jam wifi signals of live streamers covering the protests, but then turned to a discussion of Grapski and his probation status.
Grapski, who is on probation stemming from his 2009 public records investigation of Alachua County officials, had already received permission from his probation officer on Monday.
But on Wednesday, only hours after the conversation on the conservative website where forum members all vowed to call his probation office, he was called back in and told he needed to fill out more paperwork.