According to Forbes Magazine, federal drug agents may be racially profiling and unjustly seizing cash from travelers in the nation’s airports, bus stations, and train stations.
They call it “cold consent,” but it doesn’t seem to involve consent at all.
The seizures also echo concerns that civil forfeiture can detrimentally affect minorities.
Appearing on Fox News in February, Sen. Rand Paul argued that civil forfeiture “predominantly has targeted black individuals, poor individuals, Hispanic individuals,” says Forbes.
Former President George W. Bush knew about and authorized the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques, such as water-boarding and rectal rehydration, according to Karl Rove, a former political adviser, and former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The recently-released Senate Intelligence Committee report asserted that Bush was kept in the dark about the agency’s rough treatment of detainees until 2006. Rove and Cheney disputed that claim.
TYT Network video.
It is rare to see the host of a show discuss torture with a live caller.
Thom Hartmann video.
Did Fox News cover the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee torture report differently than other networks covered it?
Former CIA Director George Tenet went on 60 Minutes back in 2007 and repeatedly yelled about how “We Don’t Torture!”
Sam Seder video.
Judge Andrew Napolitano has a rational response to the Senate torture report.
In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Judge Andrew Napolitano argues that “the American people have a right to know what’s been done in their name, especially when they’re misled about it.”
He also said the report won’t endanger lives, but the torture itself.
Kelly responded, “I’m sure that’s gonna comfort the families of the dead analysts…”