Friday, December 15, 2006

We don't lie, cheat or steal

"We don't lie, cheat or steal, and we don't tolerate those who do," says the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department regarding an incident where a San Bernardino Sheriff's Deputy shot an Air Force Iraq Vet, then changed his story after seeing a video of the incident.

An Air Force security officer just back from Iraq, was a passenger in a Corvette that police chased at high speed on the night of Jan. 29 until the Corvette crashed into a wall in Chino, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles.

A videotape shows the Iraq vet on the ground, with the deputy standing over him. A voice appears to order the man on the ground to rise, but when he begins to rise, he is shot in the chest, shoulder and thigh by the deputy.

The victim's wife says, "I just want that man to be placed in jail. I want justice. And I'm not giving up."

Saturday, December 09, 2006

What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive

Information derived from a Reuters report
December 7, 2006

Canada's top law enforcement officer resigned yesterday as a result of a false report to Washington that Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen and engineer, was a suspected Islamic extremist.

As a result of the false report, U.S. agents arrested Arar and deported him to Syria where he was repeatedly tortured.