Police officer Joseph Uhler was caught on film charging out of his unmarked car and waving his gun at a unarmed motorcyclist pulled over for speeding. When the footage was uploaded to YouTube, authorities raided Anthony Graber’s home, siezed his computers, arrested him, and charged him with “wiretapping” offenses that could land him in jail for 16 years.
A recent MIT graduate acknowledged yesterday that he met and exchanged multiple e-mails with the Army private accused of providing thousands of classified war records to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, but he adamantly denied any role in the massive intelligence leak.
Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., released a letter Saturday that said instead of complying with the EPA restriction, “BP often carpet bombed the ocean with these chemicals and the Coast Guard allowed them to do it.”
BP officials did not return a phone call, and a spokesman for the Unified Command Center in New Orleans did not comment.
What is it about naming operations in Afghanistan? British troops from the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment began a difficult fight on Friday to clear the Taliban out of Helmand Province’s Nad Ali district, an effort known as Operation Tor Shezada. That sounds fine enough — until you translate it into the Queen’s English, when it becomes Operation Black Prince. Doesn’t that make the local government the dark ruler in question? The Brits might as well have called it Operation Harry Potter and the Haunted Hallows of Helmand.
Appelbaum, a U.S. citizen, was taken into a room, frisked and his bag was searched. Receipts from his bag were photocopied and his laptop was inspected but it’s not clear in what manner, the sources said. Officials from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Army then told him he was not under arrest but was being detained, the sources said. They asked questions about Wikileaks, asked for his opinions about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and asked where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is, but he declined to comment without a lawyer present, according to the sources. He was not permitted to make a phone call, they said.
On Friday, the FBI released a 243-page file on Zinn, who died in January at age 87. The release describes the historian as “radical.” The documents show the bureau taking an active interest in Zinn since the late 1940s, when he was a student at New York University. The interest continued through the 1950s, as Zinn worked on his PhD at Columbia University.
When the FBI again took an interest in Zinn in the 1960s, documents show the bureau evidently tried to have the historian fired from his job as professor at Boston University.