Activist group “ABQJustice,” with help from other community groups, held the Albuquerque People’s Tribunal on Police Brutality on Saturday.
The event, which was open to the public, featured the results of a six-month-long, street-level investigation of “prejudice and racial bias” in the APD.
American Studies professor and ABQJustice member David Correia helped do the investigation and present the group’s findings at the tribunal.
“I thought it was good,” Correia said. “There’s really two pieces: there’s this report, which we’ve spent six months doing, with dozens and dozens of interviews with people on the street; then, this tribunal is an opportunity to make a preliminary presentation of our findings, trying to ask these panelists to help us figure out what we really need to do to resolve these problems that we’ve identified.”
The group said that the DOJ’s investigation only looked at a two-year period of police violence, and did not address racial biases and other systemic prejudice in the police force.
Coming fall of 2015, MUSE school in Calabasas, California will be the first school in America serving an entirely plant-based menu to their students.
The school, which opened its doors in 2006, has two campuses and was founded by Rebecca Amis and Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of famed film producer and “Titanic” director, James Cameron.
With a strong seed-to-table program already in place and lots of flourishing gardens tended to by the students, the plan to guide the entire menu toward an entirely whole foods, plant-based one has been in the works for the last year and a half.
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Right-wing Pastor James David Manning and Alex Jones speculate that the recent terrorist attacks were in France because of a secret Obama-Al Qaeda deal.
According to Canada’s National Post, two U.S. psychologists were paid about $81-million to consult with the CIA on its brutal interrogation program.
The two psychologists had no prior experience with Al Qaeda, counterterrorism or interrogation techniques, according to the U.S. Senate report on torture.
They were working with the Air Force on its “Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape” (SERE) program prior to the 9/11 attacks. That program has been reported to have evolved into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which included “rectal feeding” and waterboarding.
One of the psychologists, James Mitchell, is now retired to a life of leisure in Florida. He sat down for an interview with Vice News on his role.
“The whole point of the (SERE) program is so that the men and women who in high-risk of capture can serve with honor whether in captivity and then return with their honor intact. The training is really focused on helping them avoid providing actionable intelligence to the bad guys,” James Mitchell told Vice reporter Kaj Larsen.
Jose Rodriguez, former Director of the National Clandestine Service in the CIA, claimed in his 2012 book, Hard Measures, that the SERE program was reverse-engineered for “enhanced interrogation.”
“I don’t recall exactly, but that’s the myth anyway,” Mitchell told Vice of that assertion.
The Senate report states that the two psychologists’ firm outsourced the contract for most of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program from 2005 to 2008.
The firm was paid $81-million of the $181-million consulting contract before it was terminated in 2009.
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