Today on MPN: Has time run out for #JulianAssange ?
It appears increasingly likely #Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian #Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government.
It’s hardly surprising, given that in ten years’ time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all other media combined. It exposed human rights abuses, government spying, torture, and war crimes on an unprecedented scale.
WikiLeaks put the #government , corporations and even the #Pentagon , the #FBI , the #CIA and other intel agencies on notice that they could no longer count on operating in secret.
• 2 Part Video, Swipe Left | His nickname means "shorty," but the list of crimes attributed to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman - including drug trafficking, murder and torture - is lengthy and spelled out in a 17-count indictment that forms the trial that started Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court with opening statements.
Guzman waved to supporters as he entered the courtroom, dressed in a suit, under extremely tight security. The drama began immediately as two jurors asked to be excused before opening statements could even begin.
The first claimed her appointment to the jury, which is being kept anonymous and under tight security, was causing her tremendous anxiety. The other juror was also dismissed after he said he was self-employed and the lengthy trial was prohibitive for his work.
Both jurors were replaced with alternates.
Federal prosecutor Adam Fels said the government will outline Guzman's relationship with the largest drug cartels in Colombia and a small outfit that eventually escalated to 10 to 15 planes stuffed with cocaine taking off every night.
The government's key witness will likely be Ismael "Mayo" Zambada, co-leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, while other witnesses include law enforcement officials who were personally involved in the criminal enterprise.
Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman opened Guzman's defense with an astonishing claim, saying Zambada paid off the current and former presidents of Mexico. He claimed that Guzman became the fall guy for complicit and corrupt U.S. and Mexican officials and said the prosecutors will use "a group of witnesses who have lied every single day of their lives."
A spokesman for the current president, Enrique Pena Nieto, called the claims "completely false and defamatory."
Guzman was extradited to the Eastern District of New York almost two years ago from Mexico, where he had twice escaped from prison.
After nearly two years in solitary confinement, Guzman had sought permission to embrace his wife in court.
The judge denied the request.
The trial is expected to last four months. U.S. prosecutors said the jury would see and hear Guzmán on secret videos and audiotapes “running his narco empire”.
🧐 Yesterday, the #FBI released data that showed reported #hatecrimes in the #US went up last year for a third year in a row. (Raise your hand if you’re surprised.)
The report says that majority of the hate crimes committed were motivated by race or ethnicity —of which nearly half of the victims were black. There was also a spike in anti-Semitic attacks. Acting #AG#MatthewWhitaker said reducing hate crimes is the #DOJ ’s top priority and that hate crimes are “despicable violations of our core values as Americans.”
Você sabia, que as botas (coturnos) ACERO TIGER PRÓ, da @acerobotas, têm sido copiadas por várias empresas nacionais e até estrangeiras?
Isto porque é atualmente um dos modelos mais versáteis para serem utilizados tanto por civis, como por militares, aventureiros e etc. além de serem extremamente confortáveis, são ultra resistentes!
Disponíveis em várias cores, desde o Preto (tradicional), Desert, Green, Camo e até a Marrom, que fica perfeita com um par de jeans!
Se você é ligado às forças armadas, polícia ou principalmente, se você é um Sobrevivêncialista (Prepper), não deixe de acrescentá-la ao seu kit de uso diário. Eu já tenho a minha...
Frederic y Jennifer Guttenberg, los padres de Jaime Guttenberg, una de las 17 víctimas de la masacre de San Valentín en Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School en Parkland, presentaron una demanda el martes acusando al FBI de negligencia. Los agentes del FBI y los oficiales de la Oficina del Sheriff de Broward recibieron advertencias de personas preocupadas por la propensión a la violencia del tirador Nikolas Cruz, que incluía la mutilación de animales. BSO recibió informes sobre los mensajes amenazadores de Cruz en las redes sociales.
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