A retired police officer of assistant chief constable rank or higher testified that the CIA planted crucial evidence which implicated Libya in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland, calling into question the conviction of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi. The vital evidence that linked the bombing of Pan Am 103 to
It was revealed yesterday that CCTV tapes from Stockwell Tube station showing the final minutes of Jean Charles de Menezes’ life were not actually blank and contained “interesting’ footage that would eventually be shown in court, according to an IPCC spokesman. This follows earlier claims that police had handed back CCTV tapes to tube staff
The Observer today reports on unanswered questions in the 22 July shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes in Stockwell Tube station in London. The unanswered questions: If he was such a potential danger to the public why was de Menezes allowed to enter Stockwell tube station? Did commanding officers give the order to shoot or
The London Times placed a reporter undercover for two months inside the Saviour Sect, an extremist Muslim terrorist group operating in the U.K. The report in today’s Sunday Times shows what life as a terrorist is like. Last week Omar Brooks stirred controversy with televised comments, but they were carefully chosen to avoid appearing to
Last Friday, before the Senate went on recess, they unanimously passed the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act. Lawmakers must meet in conference when they return in the fall to iron out differences between the House and Senate versions. The bills do make some modifications to the act. Among the changes: The Senate version would
The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city, alleging that its random bag searches are unconstitutional even while doing nothing to prevent terrorism. “This NYPD bag search policy is unprecedented, unlawful and ineffective,” said Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the NYCLU. “It is essential that police be aggressive in maintaining security
A third military prosecutor has requested reassignment due to concerns over the military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay being “rigged’ and not providing detainees a fair hearing. The Pentagon claims, however, that it’s simply a misunderstanding related to “personality conflicts.’ Last year two other prosecutors also walked out on the tribunal with the same concerns. The
Authorities in New York are advising residents and business owners to report suspicious activities of all types to the New York Office of Homeland Security. Operation Safeguard is a statewide program where residents and business owners can report suspicious activities to a special hotline. Businesses may also receive correspondence via mail asking for their cooperation.
While officers involved in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes are given paid holiday and “non-firearm duties,’ the victim’s family may sue the Metropolitan Police over its shoot-to-kill policy. He was shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder, according to police investigators. The undercover police did not identify themselves. Lee
Just as I predicted, the Muslim world hates the U.S. even more than ever, because of George W. Bush’s so-called war on terror and the invasion of Iraq.