Tag Archives: wrongly accused

Former Gitmo prisoner Lakhdar Boumediene provides a glimpse of what the NDAA might mean for American citizens

The following letter appeared in the New York Times this weekend. It’s author, a man named Lakhdar Boumediene, was held in U.S. military custody for seven years without an opportunity to defend himself in court, or for that matter, even being told why he’d been kidnapped from his workplace by armed men and shipped off […]

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Obama takes on Trump and the Birthers at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Speaking of Trump, did you know that, in 1989, he spent $85,000 on ads calling for the death penalty for 14 year old boy who was later exonerated of the crime? And then there’s the fact that he’s been lying about how he avoided military service during the Vietnam War.

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The strange case of Davontae Sanford

We haven’t seen her here on the site for the better part of a year, but, for a quite a while, we were getting regular updates from a woman by the name of Taminko Sanford on the fate of her son, Davontae, a prisoner in the Michigan correctional system. Davontae, who was found guilty of […]

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